Dozens killed as Egyptian military clashes with pro-Morsy protesters
July 8th, 2013
09:11 AM ET

Dozens killed as Egyptian military clashes with pro-Morsy protesters

More than 40 people were killed Monday when Egyptian security forces clashed with supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood, the government said.

Witnesses said the military and police fired when protesters had taken a break from holding a vigil at the Republican Guard headquarters to say their morning prayers. Morsy was reportedly detained there after his arrest Wednesday.

The Health Ministry put the number of fatalities at 42 and said 322 others were wounded.

But the military said it was forced to fire when an "armed terrorist group" tried to raid the headquarters. An Interior Ministry statement said two security force members - a lieutenant and a recruit - were shot and killed.

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Filed under: Egypt • Mohamed Morsey
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. loyalright

    Here we go again. Another Syria and I wonder how Obama and Congress will get the U.S. involved? I'm sure somehow, someway it will happen.

    July 9, 2013 at 11:21 am | Reply
  2. John McKane

    We need to quit interfering and let this play out by the Egyptians themselves. The Egyptians also need to reestablish Socialism there and move on!

    July 8, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Reply
    • Sarah

      well said ,Sir .Spread the word all over you country please.

      July 8, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Reply
  3. ahmed

    please stop lying , SHAME on you , the morning pray ended at 4 am and the army was defending them self against the attack that started at 5 am

    July 8, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Reply
    • Sarah

      Devil can't stop lying Ahmed.Don't worry I know we as Egyptian are facing a sever war with dirty media but be trustful in God and our army ,we will show the world who are Egyptians.

      July 8, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Reply
  4. USMC1371

    Ok and the weather is??????? No one cares!!!!

    July 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Reply

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